We had a quiet Christmas; we spent some time sending greetings to family and friends, then took a long walk southwards. We explored the area surrounding the Margherita Gardens, and decided that it wasn't terribly interesting, though there are a lot of nice houses. In contrast to the busy streets of the city center, these streets were almost entirely deserted. We headed back into the city center and eventually found ourselves at the Santo Stephano basilica complex, which was open and full of people, so we went in.
As usual, the pictures I am posting are just things that interested me visually. I'm not attempting to give an overview or be educational in any way! But perhaps a flavor of the place comes through.